That’s how one Facebooker described his Halloween afternoon experience with the Boston Camerata with the Harvard Choral Fellows. Now we are pretty sure that, despite the many fine musical and other events that have taken place at Harvard’s Memorial Church, the S word has rarely been applied to any of them.
But that’s what happens when Camerata’s soloists sing passionate Monteverdi madrigals there, and when the Harvard choir chimes in on Gastoldi and Vecchi dance songs….sensual pleasure was in the air. Anne and all of us were delighted with the wonderful teamwork for Vieni Imeneo: Music and Marriage in Renaissance Italy, gratified by the enthusiastic audience response, and very pleased by the Boston Musical Intelligencer’s happy review. “Not a dull moment,” wrote the reviewer, and we agree.
To conclude with just a little more post-concert Facebook chatter:
- “S**** has early music stuck in her head. Fa la la la.”
- “I CAN’T MAKE IT GO AWAY”
- “SCARAMELLA ZOMBERO BEROMBEROMBEROMBO”
- “Fa ra ra ra raaaa ra ra ra ra.”
- “Don’t worry, it will pass.”
Early music does stick with you, doesn’t it? Pass it will, FB colleagues, but hopefully not til years later!
1. Anne Azéma leads the combined forces of both ensembles
2. Donnie Wilkinson, with Carol Lewis and Salomé Sandoval, sings “Aleluia” after a few good rounds at the tavern.